"Dumas was...a summit of art. Nobody ever could, or did, or will improve upon Dumas's romances and plays." (George Bernard Shaw)
Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monte Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.